Words by Annie Robertson
Instagram is absolutely bursting with sources of inspiration to get us to the gym, but sometimes that's not all we're looking for. We decided to explore a little further and have hand-picked our favourite 15 influencers.
They are just as obsessed with fitness fashion and athleisure as they are with, you know, actually exercising. Some of these girls are dance instructors, personal trainers, mama's-to-be, but most importantly, they are all fabulous women doing it for themselves.
Soul Sisters, and actual sisters Alex and Maddy Weaver are the face of Adidas Studio LDN. Reigning queens of self care and glamorous gym wear, both girls are decked head to toe in bright, clean-cut outfits that are timeless. If you’re looking for style that’s outside of the box, they’ve got you covered.
Read our Q&A with Soul Sisters here.
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We’re more than slightly obsessed with Cat Meffan’s aesthetic — if this girl doesn’t make you want to run to the nearest beach, we don’t know what will. Follow her for scenic shots of winding city streets, gorgeous gym gear and luscious parks... her cute rescue dog Simba also makes a few appearances.
Check Cat Meffan's guide to buying activewear.
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Nobody rocks the chic and durable active-fashion like PT and fitness blogger Carly Rowena, who recently teamed up with Women’s Health UK to develop the ‘Ultimate Glute Guide’. While her abs are equally as impressive, so is her big smile — the living proof that exercise can be fun!
Uncover Carly's top 8 tips to becoming a girl boss.
Chinae Alexander is a New York City-based Adidas ambassador who caters to a variety of eclectic styles and constantly switches things up. Whether you prefer to muscle it out at the gym or visit the park with friends, her feed is bursting with colourful backdrops and workout outfits that might actually change your life.
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Fitness-guru Lottie Murphy has a deliciously organic style, whether she’s sharing her homemade granola and peanut butter recipe, sharing Pilates tips or sporting luxury activewear brands. Complimented with glittering snaps of her travels across Europe, her picturesque adventures are enough to satisfy our wanderlust for a while!
Amanda Bisk, former Australian pole vaulter and now tropical-athletic-goddess is living her best life by the ocean. Her feed is full of high-street athleisure and unreal yoga poses — a totally affordable and inspiring combo to get you off the sofa this weekend.
Stylish PT Alexia knows there’s nothing better than a sleek, pastel coloured gym combo to spice up the week. Turn to her insta for a sizeable collection of casual sports daywear, work-out ready yoga pants and extra tips to inspire you to get moving and achieve your fitness goals.
Best gals Elizabeth and Dale know how to sweat up a storm. Showing off their creative and razor-sharp edge (both in the dance-hall and in the wardrobe) these two ladies show us all how it's really done.
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This co-founder of cult fitness brand P.E Nation is the epitomy of effortless cool. Not only is Pip the brains behind her brand, she is also regularly seen in front of the camera as P.E Nation's ultimate muse. Follow her enviable lifestyle of regular workouts, beach snaps and celeb parties from the sunny Australian coast.
Read all about it: Why P.E Nation is the hottest activewear brand right now.
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Robin Arzón, corporate-lawyer-turned-ultramarathoner and fitness journalist sounds like a dream, right? We can’t stop following Robin as she smashes different workouts while wearing the coolest outfits. A self-proclaimed athlete who ‘sweats with swagger,' she also created a fitness blog called SHUTUPANDRUN – in case you needed any more prompting.
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Fitness guru and DJ Hannah Bronfman is our ultimate workout glamour idol (topped off with a slick bomber jacket). She’s also partnered up with Adidas Women to kick-start fitness care packages for ladies across the globe — be sure not to miss her latest tips and style advice.
Jessamyn Stanley is a total stunner. Promoting positive body image at any size, she shares her fashion flair and yoga tips for living a healthy lifestyle — in style, of course. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or fully-fledged gym pro, take a look at her feed for a variety of stretches, exercise and yoga techniques in the best outfits.
Also make sure to read our blog on body positivity: 6 steps to body confidence.
Food and Lycra follows three best friends on a journey of food, fitness and most importantly a big dose of fun. Never without a smile, this effortlessly cool trio aims to prove that anything is possible with the help of good friends. From tasty recipes, to workout tips, follow their journey around London and beyond as they inspire each other to go further. Now that's true friendship.
Triple-threat Natalie Uhling has blown us away with her dreamy insta photos. Creator of NUFIT, a kickboxing and dance class in NYC, she also perfectly demonstrates that even mama’s-to-be can feel comfortable and look gorgeous in gym-wear. Bursting with beautiful, dusty hues, Natalie has outfit inspiration ideas for every occasion.
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@rarax3 aka Jamaica King is always seeking out the next adventure, living by her mantra 'travel to run, run to explore.' With the most infectious smile in the biz, Jamaica styles her positive vibes and active life with beautiful co-ords and off-duty athleisure. She's your ultimate inspo for getting out there and moving in style.